Level 1 travel restrictions
Sadly, if friends or family from the following countries were planning to visit you this month, they will have to cancel. Government ministers announced on Wednesday that tourists without business in South Africa from the following 60 countries will not be allowed in under level 1
Tourist travellers from these countries banned under level 1 travel restrictions
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Costa Rica
- Czech Republic
- North Macedonia
- Puerto Rico
- United Emirates
- United Kingdom
All travellers planning to visit South Africa from other countries, will need to show a recent, negative test for the coronavirus,and must have travel insurance in place in line with level 1 travel restrictions.
The country has also put measures in place to reduce the risk of a resurgence or a second wave of the spread of the virus by improving its contact tracing and isolation measures. All citizens and travellers are encouraged to download and use the COVID-Alert APP designed to minimise the risk of spreading the virus.
How does the Covid Alert app work?
- This app keeps an anonymous record of everyone you have been in contact with over two weeks.
- If you test positive for Sars-CoV-2, you tell the app, and the app tells everyone you had contact with.
- You should get an alert if anyone you had contact with reports themselves infected.
Level 1 travel : keep safe practice, always!
Otherwise the same health guidelines remain in place for all of us under level 1 travel restrictions.
- wear masks
- physical distancing
Just because so many restrictions have been lifted does not mean we should put ourselves and our loved ones at risk.
STAY SAFE and KEEP WELL everyone!